Wanted Naxalite killed in encounter in Jharkhand
DUMKA (Jharkhand), Jan 13 (PTI)
A WANTED Naxalite, carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh, was killed by security forces in an encounter in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Sunday, police said.
Shahdeo Rai alias Talada was killed in an encounter in the jungles of Shikaripara in Dumka. He was the prime accused in the killing of the then Superintendent of Police, Pakur district, Amarjeet Balihar, in July 2013, Superintendent of Police, Y S Ramesh said.
Based on inputs that Naxals have taken shelter in Chatupara and planning to extort money, the District Armed Police and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) battalion launched anti-Naxal operation since Saturday night.
The Maoists started firing at the approaching security personnel at around 7 am on Sunday forcing retaliation, Ramesh said.
Talada, who was wanted in around 50 Naxal-related cases in Santhal Paragana, was killed in the cross firing, he said.